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Category Archives: World

17th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival Hosted by Aruba Announces Mega Superstar Headliners Mary J. Blige, Usher and The Roots

LOS ANGELES, (FNN NEWS) By Soul Beach Festival Productions — The 17th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival hosted by Aruba, where music meets the soul!  Unveiling its expanded line-up to include the queen of R&B, Mary J. Blige, fresh off her new single, ‘Thick of It’ from her upcoming album Strength of a Woman and crushing the…

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Antonio Guterres Sworn as U.N. Secretary General

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres was sworn in Monday as Secretary-General of the United Nations, becoming the ninth U.N. chief in the body’s 71-year history. The former U.N. refugee chief was elected to the top job by acclamation in the General Assembly in October. He takes over from Ban Ki-moon…

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Jovenel Moïse Wins Haiti Presidency by Landslide, Defeating 26 Candidates, According to Election Officials

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (FNN NEWS) – Presidential elections were finally held in Haiti on 20 November 2016 after having been postponed several times. The elections were overseen by the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), and held using the two-round system, with a second round scheduled for 29 January 2017 if no candidate received an absolute majority of the votes…

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At Least 67 Killed In East China Scaffolding Collapse

BEIJING (AP) — Scaffolding at a construction site in eastern China collapsed into a deadly heap on Thursday, sending iron pipes, steel bars and wooden planks tumbling down on about 70 workers in the country’s worst work-safety accident in over two years. At least 67 people were killed by the collapse of the work platform…

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Miss Indonesia Ariska Putri Pertiwi Crowned Miss Grand International 2016 in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (FNN NEWS) Miss Indonesia Ariska Putri Pertiwi was crowned Miss Grand International 2016 after competing against over seventy contestants from around the world. In addition to winning the international title, Miss Pertiwi will receive US $40,000 in cash and a luxury apartment to live for her entire year of reign. The fourth edition of Miss…

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“The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” Heads To Paris For The First Time, For Broadcast Monday, Dec. 5 On CBS

NEW YORK, (FNN NEWS) By Victoria’s Secret — For the first time, the Victoria’s Secret Angels will be filmed in Paris for THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW, to be broadcast Monday, Dec. 5 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  The world’s most celebrated fashion show will be seen in more than 190 countries. Merging fashion,…

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Embassy of Sudan: Statement on the Baseless Allegations of Amnesty International on Use of Chemical Weapons in Darfur

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) By Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan  — The Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan – Washington DC rejects the baseless allegations and the false accusations recently distributed by Amnesty International and other sources that repeated the same propaganda against peace and stability in Darfur and Sudan. The Embassy appreciates the clear and…

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AEG To Manage New 6,000-Seat Entertainment Venue Set To Anchor New District Live! Development In San Juan, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico and LOS ANGELES, (FNN NEWS) By AEG Facilities  — AEG and PRISA Group (“PRISA”) have formally entered into a contract for AEG Facilities, a stand-alone division of the leading sports, venue and entertainment company in the world, to undertake the management and operation of a new 6,000-seat concert and entertainment venue being developed inSan…

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POLITICS & POWER

Orlando city leaders have renamed the Semoran Boulevard corridor to…

ORLANDO, Fla.  (FNN NEWS) -- Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orlando City Commissioner Tony Ortiz and Gateway…

Orlando Officials Opens New Police Headquarters

ORLANDO, Fla (FNN NEWS) - Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, City Commissioners and Police Chief John Mina…

Cities Congratulate Dr. Ben Carson on Confirmation as HUD Secretary

WASHINGTON, -- Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Ben Carson as the 16th…

U.S. NEWS

AARP Launches New Health & Wellness Digital Magazine

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) By AAPR -- Take charge of your health with AARP The Magazine's Special Edition Health & Wellness Issue, the only digital health magazine for people ages 50-plus. The issue unveiled today offers inspirational advice and practical tips to help you get fit, eat better and live a…

NSA Knocks Down WH Claim of British Spying

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The latest on a congressional inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Mike Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, is denying that the British intelligence community was ever asked to conduct electronic surveillance on President Donald Trump at the behest…

Florida Prosecutor's Anti-Death Penalty Stand Surprises Many

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida prosecutor who thrust herself into the forefront of the anti-death penalty movement is a political novice who was elected just seven months ago. Aramis Ayala, a Democrat and former public defender and assistant state attorney, surprised many of her own supporters when she announced this…

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FNN NEWS Recruits Media Interns at WWE and Full Sail…

ORLANDO, Fla (FNN SPORTS) -- Florida National News (FNN News) was among employers seeking to expand their workforce, including interns, at Full Sail Live Tuesday. WWE, Central Florida Sports Commission, City of Orlando and Full Sail University hosted a Veteran Employment Panel and Networking Event in support of Hire Heroes USA, giving over 150 veterans an opportunity to receive one-on-one career…

‘American Ninja Warrior’ to Film at Daytona International Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – “American Ninja Warrior,” the popular Emmy nominated sports competition show that airs nationally on NBC, is coming to Daytona International Speedway. “The World Center of Racing” will serve as a filming location on April 7-8 for season nine of American Ninja Warrior, the action-packed series that follows competitors as they tackle a series of challenging…

Pitbull, Flo Rida, Stephen Marley and Lunchmoney Lewis to perform…

STAMFORD, Conn., (FNN SPORTS) – WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that Grammy® Award-winning, multi-platinum international icon, Pitbull, will take the stage at WrestleMania 33 joined by Flo Rida, Stephen Marley and LunchMoney Lewis on Sunday, April 2, in front of a sold-out crowd at the Orlando Citrus Bowl, andlive around the world on WWE Network at 7 pm ET/4 pm…

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